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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:08 PM

Where does Michael Steele stand within the Republican Party?

Did he lose his RNC chair position because he wasn't a teabagger?

It seems like Steele would listen.

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Reply Where does Michael Steele stand within the Republican Party? (Original post)
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 OP
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #1
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #2
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #3
tularetom Jan 2013 #4
CTyankee Jan 2013 #5
butterflygirl Jan 2013 #17
ancianita Jan 2013 #6
union_maid Jan 2013 #7
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #8
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #18
Recursion Jan 2013 #9
flamingdem Jan 2013 #10
mythology Jan 2013 #11
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #12
leftynyc Jan 2013 #13
onenote Jan 2013 #14
apnu Jan 2013 #15
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #16

Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:19 PM

1. I think he was not well thought of, even by

republicans when he was in that chair. He was generally seen as ineffective, partly because he was representing the party's mainstream (Romney types) interests in the face of the tea party wackos... don't know that he has any measurable influence over the current mess.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:23 PM

2. Steele ...

is that kid standing outside the candy store with no money in his pocket looking in the window.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:23 PM

3. To them, he's last weeks trash that has been taken out.

I doubt he could get a dime's worth of support from the RNC if he ran for any office.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:25 PM

4. He still mouths the party line

but it doesn't seem that his heart is really in it anymore.

He was treated like crap by the republican party. Everybody is aware of it but he won't say it.

I wonder if there is some sort of clause in his severance package that says he forfeits his right to a lot of money if he goes on TV and bad mouths the party.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:35 PM

5. He was thrown out of the party. He now owes his livelihood to his job at MSNBC as a

commentator. I guess he just got the shaft when the Tea Party took over...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:35 AM

17. What I can't understand is

 

They threw him under the bus, so to speak, but yet he defends their positions. He just doesn't get it, they can't stand him.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:39 PM

6. He was put on the Token Black Guy Pedestal, knocked off after he asserted an idea or two,

and now can't bring himself to leave.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:31 PM

7. That sounds right

First of all, Allen West is a much more conservative (crazier) token brown person, so that makes Steele redundant. Also, he didn't deliver the minority vote for the GOP. Neither, of course, did Allen West, but he's so crazy they'll probably keep him around a little longer.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:59 PM

8. They chewed him up and spit him out.

And him joining MSNBC pretty much put a fork in whatever remained of his GOP street cred.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:18 AM

18. True - working at MSNBC has killed his chances

of having a major role in the GOP in the future. His best shot would be a cabinet position in a future GOP administration - HUD, Transportation, or similar, if a Romney/McCain type wins in the future. If a Teabagger type wins, Steele has no shot.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:16 PM

9. He doesn't

he is persona non grata

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:25 PM

10. Too bad he still sticks up for them obnoxiously on msnbc

It seems dishonest, one doesn't know who he is and who he "works" for

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:26 PM

11. The hardcore of the Republican party never liked him

And the party committee did come out of the 2010 election heavily in debt, in large part because so much Republican party money went through superPACs.

But part of the problem is that he was pragmatic for a Republican. He's come out against all the voter id laws and the lack of a viable get out the vote campaign by Romney.

As for where he stands, he wasn't invited to the Republican convention this year, which I think means he's been tossed out on his ear.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:37 PM

12. A token.

A seat on the fringes because he's black but loves him some repukes. He's marginally useful to them. That's all.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:14 AM

13. That hate him

and it really doesn't make sense. Under Steele, the pubs kicked our asses in the 2010 election. Under Reince, they blew the election so badly, they lost seats in both houses as well as the white house. But Steele gets fired and Reince doesn't. Can't imagine why (there isn't a smilie that conveys the amount of sarcasm I feel over this).

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:05 AM

14. At the back of the bus?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:11 AM

15. He stands off to the side holding a silver platter with mint julips waiting to be summoned. (Nt)

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:34 AM

16. I thought the last straw was "Pole Dancer-gate". His mismanagement of RNC funds, embarrassment to

the party may have been his undoing. He had spoken out against the Teaparty (*somewhat*) before, but that wasn't the only thing that brought him down.

The hate that he has spewed against liberals in the past should shame him. It is the liberals who are responsible for giving him a job. Oh, the irony!!

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